Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Inc.

WGSPR is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to rescuing German Shorthaired Pointers (GSPs)
License #403447

Lucy - Available for Adoption

Name:  Lucy

Breed:  German Shorthaired Pointer

Age: 1.5 yrs old

Sex:  Female

Altered:  Spayed

Vaccinations:  Up to date

Heartworm:  Negative

Microchip: AKC Reunite

Cats: Not tested

Medical Conditions:   Orthopedic Surgery to repair her hip

Special Needs:  CANNOT be in a home or around other female dogs

 

7/16/18: 

Hi again everyone, my name is Lucy and you may have been wondering how and what I have been up to. Well it’s been over a couple of months now since my hip surgery and my foster family has been keeping me very active to get me back in shape. I am walking on my leg now but sometimes forget that I am all fixed up and will walk with my leg up. My foster mom has been telling me she can see the muscle on my hip and leg increasing.


I have been swimming, playing ball, running with my foster brother dog, Scout, and best of all going on vacations with my foster family. We have found that I love to ride in boats and go fishing. I enjoyed 4th of July in Algoma and got to ride on a charter fishing boat, wow what a fun time! I even got to swim in Lake Michigan, well let’s say it’s not all that warm.


I have been out meeting lots of new people when we have been camping too. I usually bark at someone new because I’m a little scared, but my foster mom and dad tells me it’s okay and to be nice. She says I have come a long ways but still need to be reassured. I have been doing lots of cuddling with my foster family and tend to usually cuddle up with one of the kids at night, their beds are so soft.


I need to find a home that has no other female dogs. I don't like them and get aggressive with them. I am cool with male dogs but need a strong alpha leader to help direct and guide me - especially when first socializing with males. Once I am socialized, I am good and can live with them. I hope you have enjoyed my update and maybe I’ll be able to meet you soon.

Love,

Lucy


5/27/18: Lucy is doing really well and getting some water therapy. We will be working on her behavioral issues in the coming weeks and getting her assessed if she is ready for adoption.


4/28/18: Lucy is on her way back to her foster home where she will start rehabilitation. She is already doing a toe touch with the affected leg which is very positive news! If you would like assist WGSPR with Lucy's medical bills and would like to contribute you can do so by clicking PayPal.Me/wgspr This link is available on any device, you enter a payment amount, log in and you are done and money is sent to WGSPR immediately! Like other PayPal transactions, PayPal.Me payments are secure. We THANK YOU in advance for your assistance.


4/26/18: Please say a prayer for Lucy tonight and tomorrow. She is having surgery on her hip and we are hoping for a positive outcome. She will have the ball of her hip joint removed and then will start about 4-6 weeks of rehabilitation. This surgery will cost the rescue between $2200 and $2400. If you would like assist WGSPR with Lucy's medical bills and would like to contribute you can do so by clicking PayPal.Me/wgspr This link is available on any device, you enter a payment amount, log in and you are done and money is sent to WGSPR immediately! Like other PayPal transactions, PayPal.Me payments are secure. We THANK YOU in advance for your assistance. We will keep you updated on Lucy's progress as she progresses with surgery and rehab!


3/15/18

Due to Lucy's Medical issue, we do not know the amount of time it will take for her surgery and rehabilitation, nor her prognosis, so we are not accepting applications until we have time to thoroughly assess her condition with our veterinarians.


Hi Everyone!

My name is Lucy and I’m new to the GSP Rescue.  I’m only 1 year old and I have lots of energy.  My owner surrendered me to the Rescue as I had some issues with the other female dog in the house.  I had a very long car ride one Saturday, all the way from Illinois to Wisconsin Rapids, WI.  When I finally met up with my foster family, oh how happy I was to see they had kids!!!  They gave me all the attention, love, hugs and kisses and dog could ask for.  Well in return they got many kisses right back from me. 

 

My foster family also has a male GSP, Scout that is 3 ½ years old.  I really didn’t like him much at first but they had realized I had been though a lot and had patience with me.  Scout and I like to play outside which I quickly learned he was much bigger and truly was the boss of the house.  Eventually, I started to mind my manners.  Now we play a lot and wear off our energy together.  My foster family keeps me clean with a bath every week and boy do I love the bath tub.  Sometimes I’m in there before the water ever gets run.  My foster mom and dad ask me to do a lot of things when it comes to treats but the only one I really know right now is sit.  We are working on shaking and down as well but my nose is too busy trying to smell out what treat they have this time.  I know I can do it, I’m a quick learner.  I have been having a few problems with going potty in the house, mom said I need to work on that as she’s tired of cleaning the carpet spots.  I love to be outside getting the fresh air, I can’t wait for the walks to start.  I do have a little problem with my back hip that is affecting my back leg.  I have only really used it for balance.  Mom and dad are going to take me in for an evaluation to have surgery.  They said not to worry as they will be right by my side.  They talked that I will most likely have rehab after so I can strengthen my back leg muscles and then watch out I’ll be back on all 4s.  The foster kids said they LOVE ME!!